|Podcast106E: Draft for Review and Feedback - Safe Classroom Blogging - Wesley A. Fryer|
Blogs are being SAFELY used by classroom teachers around the world to help students develop and refine their abilities to write and communicate effectively. Learn about a variety of classroom blog examples, and how you can get started using blogs in your classroom with free, safe digital tools. (This is an enhanced version of this presentation that requires free QuickTime player software or iTunes software to view...
Keywords: education; blogging; macworld; macworld07
|Podcast122: The Case for 1:1 and School 2.0 (DRAFT) - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast is a draft recording for your review of a presentation I'll share live with others at the Oklahoma Technology Association's annual conference in Oklahoma City, and at the Texas Computer Education Association's conference in Austin, Texas. My goal for the presentation is to share a vision for one to one learning (laptop immersion) and why a 1:1 environment is needed in education. Additionally, I want to further develop and share ideas about how we need to reinvent schools for the 21s...
Keywords: one to one; school 2.0; education; laptop learning; education reform
|Podcast98v: Reflections from Hawaii on our Information Landscape - Wesley A. Fryer|
(Video version) We live in an amazing age of global travel and communications, which explorers like Lewis & Clark probably never imagined could exist. The information landscape today is similar to an amazing buffet of food: Full of choices, fraught with challenges, and ripe with opportunities. Like the ocean, the Internet can be a dangerous place but also an extremely engaging and fun destination. Just like responsible parents who teach their children to swim in the ocean and make good decisions...
Keywords: education; hawaii; informationage
|Podcast51: Discovering Google Earth - Wesley A. Fryer|
During the week of the Florida Educational Technology Conference in March 2006, Paul Clark, Bob Goeman, and Mark Carnevalo spent several hours playing with Google Earth software and available KML files on the Internet. KML files contain information that links data and media from Internet websites to earth locations represented in the Google Earth program. This podcast is a recording of an informal interview with Paul, Bob and Mark the last night of FETC 2006...
Keywords: google earth; geography; GIS; education; FETC
|Podcast65: Digital Camcorder Technologies - Wesley A. Fryer|
High definition digital camcorders have recently (in the last year) become affordable for the pro-sumer market. Digital storytellers in different contexts should be interested in the benefits as well as tradeoffs of digital camcorder technologies. This podcast includes several interviews with high definition camcorder owners, who share their perspectives, experiences and advice for others.
Keywords: education, podcasting, digital video
|Podcast62: Cultures of Control and Creativity in Schools - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast is the first in a two part series focusing on Guidelines for Educational Revolutionaries. In this podcast I explore the natural tension which often exists between those in charge of K-12 schools (who tend to favor control over creativity) and those advocating for innovation and change. I explore ideas about what might motivate or drive most school district IT departments, and alternatively what drives creativity and innovation...
Keywords: creativity; podcasting; education; control; IT
|Podcast48: Library of Congress Online Resources - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast features an interview with a Library of Congress employee who helped staff the LOC booth at the Florida Educational Technology Conference in late March 2006. She discusses the digital resources available for students and teachers at the Library of Congress, several oral history projects and resource websites including American Memory, and addresses the importance of researching both in a library as well as online.
Keywords: Library of Congress; research; education
|Podcast61: 1:1 Lessons in Bryan, Texas - Wesley A. Fryer|
Stephen F. Austin Middle School in Bryan ISD, Texas has participated in the Texas Technology Immersion Pilot Project for the past two years as an immersion campus, where every 6th, 7th, and 8th grade student along with all the teachers have access to an iBook laptop computer 24/7. This podcast includes three sections: An update on my changing job status, some reflections on student content creation in the classroom, and an interview with Barbara Ybarra and Sharon Ogden of Bryan ISD who help supp...
Keywords: education; podcasting; 1:1; technology immersion
|Podcast112: Collaborative Digital Storytelling with Memory Miner - Wesley A. Fryer|
Memory Miner is a collaborative digital storytelling application which permits users to add a wealth of meta data to photographs as well as rich media including audio and video files. The program exports a slick looking website including all included metadata and attached media files, and permits one click searching of the image archive with custom queries. Websites can be uploaded to public or password-protected webservers (which you have access to already) and a we-based feature permits others...
Keywords: memoryminer; digitalstorytelling; education; podcasting; macworld
|Creating a Skypecast - Wesley A. Fryer|
A screencast detailing the steps for creating a skypecast.
Keywords: k12online k12online06
|Podcast98: Reflections from Hawaii on our Information Landscape - Wesley A. Fryer|
We live in an amazing age of global travel and communications, which explorers like Lewis & Clark probably never imagined could exist. The information landscape today is similar to an amazing buffet of food: Full of choices, fraught with challenges, and ripe with opportunities. Like the ocean, the Internet can be a dangerous place but also an extremely engaging and fun destination. Just like responsible parents who teach their children to swim in the ocean and make good decisions when they are i...
Keywords: hawaii education podcasting myspace dsn blogs web2
|Podcast2: What Is RSS? - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast, "Information Access in the 21st Century: RSS and News Aggregators," was presented and recorded on September 30, 2005, by Wesley Fryer in the Texas Tech College of Education.
Keywords: RSS; digital literacy; information overload
|Podcast50: Embrace Disruptive Technology Use - Wesley A. Fryer|
Rather than merely make traditional education more efficient through the use of technology, teachers should seek to transform teaching and learning by embracing disruptive uses of technology. Blogging, podcasting, wikis, digital storytelling, and other web 2.0 technologies can be employed in powerful and creative way in schools. As Mike Muir has observed, these tools have the ability to change education...
Keywords: education, education reform, disruptive technologies
|Alan Kays EduComm 2007 Keynote - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast is a recording of Alan Kays wonderful keynote presentation on June 19, 2007, at the EduComm 2007 conference in Anaheim, California. Alan is an amazing thinker, inventor, teacher and innovator. His presentation, shared in Squeak, a programming language he invented, powerfully demonstrated how many adults around the world need to elevate their expectations about the high level thinking and learning which children are capable of doing...
Keywords: education learning science teaching teach school schools reform schoolreform educationreform
|Podcast53: Censored for Relevance - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast features reflections on educative experiences which inspire conversations and ideas relating to being "censored for relevance." Educators should be reading and having conversations about social networking websites like MySpace, yet some school districts ban all access to MySpace as well as any website (including this blog) which mentions the word "MySpace." When authoritarian organizations and regimes censor relevant voices speaking out about issues that matter, whether in school di...
Keywords: blogging; education; censorship; China; myspace
|Podcast94: Digital Music Creation: Engage, Inspire, Have Fun! - Wesley A. Fryer|
Digital natives typically love music, and once they have learned how many LOVE to create their own music. In this session, we'll explore tools like Garageband (for Macintosh users) and Fruity Loops (For Windows users) which permit student authoring of original music compositions: No prior musical background required! We'll explore how students can legally obtain Creative Commons (CCMixter) shared music created by others, which can be remixed and mashed into new creations...
Keywords: digital music; creativity; podcasting; education; fun
|Podcast115: The Accessible Mac: Yesterday and Today - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast is a recording of Alan Brightman's presentation at the K-12 Educators Market Symposium at MacWorld 2007 on January 10, 2007. Alan is the Senior Policy Director for Special Communities at Yahoo! where he is responsible for ensuring that Yahoo! is as responsive as possible to the unique needs of children and adults with disabilities as well as children with serious illness. Brightman was the founder of Apple Computer's Worldwide Disability Solutions Group and served as its only Direct...
Keywords: education; accessibility; design; macintosh
|Podcast116: Safe Classroom Blogging to Improve Student Writing - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast is a recording of my presenation at MacWorld 2007 at the K-12 Educators Market Symposium produced by California's Computer Using Educators Inc. My topic was Safe Classroom Blogging to Improve Student Writing. The 6.5 minute video I shared at the start of the presentation is shared under a Creative Commons license and available for download via the podcast shownotes. Blogs are being SAFELY used by classroom teachers around the world to help students develop and refine their abilities...
Keywords: blogging; blogs; blog; education; schools; safe blogging
|Podcast96: Copyright, Fair Use, Intellectual Property & Podcasting - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast is a recording of a presentation I shared on November 3, 2006 at the Beyond4Walls conference hosted by Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. In the session I discuss with participants myths which many people believe today relating to mp3 files and file sharing, sources for locating and sharing copyright-friendly music files and loops that can be legally incorporated into podcasts, and the ways students and teachers can comply with certainty with the fair ...
Keywords: podcasting; copyright; creative commons; education
|Podcast117: Teaching with Videoconferencing and 1 to 1 Teaching Tools in Arkansas - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast features an interview with Leesa Potts, a teacher at the Arkansas Department of Education's Distance Learning Center (DLC) in Maumelle, Arkansas, just outside Little Rock. At the DLC, teachers teach high school students around the state every day using a blended combination of videoconferencing technologies and computer software programs. SameTime software permits students and teachers to synchronously see the same content on their computer screens and collaboratively work together...
Keywords: education; podcasting; videoconferencing; arkansas
|Podcast49: Open the Door - Conversation, Complexity, and Messy Assessment - Wesley A. Fryer|
Educators in all contexts need to open the door to authentic teaching and learning. Conversation, complexity, and messy assessment should be hallmarks of our classrooms and our schools. This presentation was shared as a keynote address at an educational leadership conference held in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 3, 2006.
Keywords: education, google earth, podcasting, complexity, conversation, messy assessment, assessment
|Podcast93: Creative Software Tools and Ideas from Tech4Learning - Wesley A. Fryer|
Tech4Learning sells a variety of creativity-empowering software programs which can enable students to tell stories and communicate in compelling ways with multimedia. In this presentation, Angela Allen discusses how ImageBlender, MediaBlender, WebBlender, Twist, Pixie and Frames can be used for digital storytelling, website creation, and stop-motion animation film creation. What fun! Have fun in school when high stakes accountablity is all the rage? Absolutely...
Keywords: education; podcasting; tech4learning; creative; creativity
|Podcast44: Lessons Learned from 1-to-1 Laptop Initiatives: Reflections on the Critical Components - Wesley A. Fryer|
This is a podcast session from a SITE 2006 presentation by a distinguished panel on the topic, "Lessons Learned from 1-to-1 Laptop Initiatives: Reflections on the Critical Components." The session panelists included Mike Muir, University of Maine at Farmington, USA; Gerald Knezek, Rhonda Christensen, University of North Texas, USA; Elliot Soloway, University of Michigan, USA; Cathie Norris, University of North Texas, USA; Peter Albion, University of Southern Queensland, Australia; Ian Gibson, Ma...
Keywords: one to one learning; education; educational technology; 1:1
|Podcast108: Post-MacWorld 2007 Keynote Thoughts - Wesley A. Fryer|
Devin Henley and I attended Steve Jobs' keynote at MacWorld 2007 in San Francisco today. This short podcast is a few thoughts and responses we had after watching and listening to the keynote, which focused on the new iPhone.
Keywords: macworld; iphone; macintosh; apple
|Podcast106: Draft for Review and Feedback - Safe Classroom Blogging - Wesley A. Fryer|
Blogs are being SAFELY used by classroom teachers around the world to help students develop and refine their abilities to write and communicate effectively. Learn about a variety of classroom blog examples, and how you can get started using blogs in your classroom with free, safe digital tools. (This is an audio-only version of this presentation. An enhanced version with accompanying slides is also available, see the podcast shownotes for links to this and additional resources.)
Keywords: education; podcasting
|Podcast105: Thinking Critically About Library and School Technologies - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast features a recorded discussion with Dr. Andrew Wertheimer and Jessamyn West at the conclusion of the 2006 Hawaii Library Association's annual conference. Our topic was the ways in which learners should, perhaps in the spirit of Neil Postman, continually think critically about new technologies touted as the next great trend for libraries and schools.
Keywords: luddite; education; library; libraries
|Podcast84: Inertia, Teaching and Change - Wesley A. Fryer|
Physics professor Lou Bloomfield defines mass as how hard something is to shake, and observes that human beings generally go through life trying to avoid momentum transfers. This podcast includes several reflections on these ideas as they relate to the context of school reform and educational change.
Keywords: education; podcasting; inertia; educational reform
|Podcast43: Facilitating Effective Technology Research in the Core Content Areas - Wesley A. Fryer|
This is a podcast session from a SITE 2006 presentation by a distinguished panel on the topic, "Facilitating Effective Technology Research in the Core Content Areas ." The session description was: The editors of several leading educational technology journals are collectively initiating a dialog to identify productive directions for research in the core content areas. An overview will be provided of the overall goals and objectives of this initiative...
Keywords: educational research; education; site2006
|Podcast123: Ideas For Reinventing Education As School 2.0 - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast is a recording of the last tweleve minutes of a presentation I shared today at the Oklahoma Technology Association's 2007 conference titled "The Case for 1:1 Computing and School 2.0." I should have cut some slides and content from this presentation from the "draft" version I posted last week and I did not! So, this is the last part of the presentation which focuses on the characteristics which should define "School 2.0" or a reinvention of our K-12 educational system...
Keywords: education; education reform; podcasting; school reform
|Podcast83: Why Rent Productivity Software When You Can Own It For Free? - Wesley A. Fryer|
Richard Shearer is the director of technology for the Wynnewood School District in Oklahoma. For several years, with the support of his superintendent, Richard has switched many of the desktop computers utilized by students from commercial productivity software to the free, open-source software package "Open Office." From a financial standpoint, this decision has saved the school district thousands of dollars and proven to be a highly functional software solution for district computing requireme...
Keywords: education; podcasting; open source
|Podcast 119: Using Flickr and Bubbleshare for Digital Storytelling and Collaborative Projects - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast is a recording of a presentation I shared this week about using the free websites Flickr and Bubbleshare for digital storytelling and collaborative projects with students in different grade levels. Flickr is far more than a photo sharing website: It is a social network that permits people to collaboratively create pools of images, but also discuss issues and find answers to questions on its free discussion boards...
Keywords: flickr; bubbleshare; education; podcasting; collaboration
|Podcast 113: Animated Moviemaking Tools, Engaging Games, and Making it Big in Games Programming - Wesley A. Fryer|
The latest generation of videogames are in many cases, as Mark Prensky has stated, complex games rather than mini-games of the Pac Man and Pong era. Feral Interactive is a UK-based company that ports many games to the Macintosh platform (including Lego Star Wars II) as well as develops its own original games. This podcast features an interview with David Stephen of Feral Interactive, as well as programmer Edwin Smith...
Keywords: digitalstorytelling; education; games; filmmaking
|Podcast92: Planning for 1:1 Project Success - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast is a recording of a presentation about planning for 1:1 technology immersion project success, shared at Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Keywords: 1:1; education; podcasting; one to one learning; laptops
|Podcast100: Meet the Filmmaker- Edgy Lee - Wesley A. Fryer|
Some futurists claim that no one will be reading in 50 years. Some say America is a Republic of Movies and that Americans now tell their stories in movies rather than in books. One of Hawaii's filmmakers shared her ideas on this topic in this recorded podcast from the Hawaii Library Association's annual conference on November 10, 2006. She addressed how reading and books help her make films, and also shared her thoughts on the extent to which she envisions a future without reading, where all inf...
Keywords: hawaii; edgylee; education; digitalstorytelling; film; movies
|Podcast37: Effective Educational Podcasting - Wesley A. Fryer|
This presentation at Education Service Center 10 in Richardson, Texas, today addressed different examples of K-12 educational podcasts, what RSS is, and resources for creating podcasts. We also discussed selling podcasts to other teachers and administrators as digital storytelling: a tool for helping motivate students to write and communicate better for an authentic audience. The only thing you need to create a podcast (besides a computer with Internet access) is a microphone along with free pod...
Keywords: podcasting; education
|Podcast 111: Nuggets of Gold from MacWorld07 - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast features my reflections and ideas on a wide variety of outstanding software, hardware, and equipment offerings showcased at the MacWorld 2007 conference. Some of these products are not exclusive to the Macintosh operating system: Many are hardware devices and some are software applications that run in a web-based environment or are cross platform, running on or compatible with both Windows and Macintosh computers...
Keywords: education; podcasting; macworld07; macworld; macworld2007; macintosh
|Podcast67: Engaging Math Students with Smartboard Technologies and Resources - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast is an interview with Beth Carter, a fourth grade elementary math teacher in Oklahoma who frequently uses a Smartboard in her classroom. Beth reviews the reasons for using a Smartboard, the ways a Smartboard can be used to not only present but encourage students to interact and actively engage in mathematics lessons, and how teachers can download lesson activities and templates from the Smarttech website to use and customize to fit their instructional needs...
Keywords: education; smartboard; math
|Podcast66: Service Learning in Oklahoma - Wesley A. Fryer|
Service learning is an instructional philosophy and strategy that connects the issues and challenges of the world outside the classroom in local communities with the knowledge and skills students learn in school. Learn and Serve America is a national initiative in the United States that aspires to help teachers engage students in a balanced instructional and experiential learning approach that combines community service and classroom learning...
Keywords: education; service learning
|Podcast101: Webcast, Podcast, Sakai and the Millennial student - Dr. Victor Edmonds - Wesley A. Fryer|
Dr. Victor Edmonds serves as director of Educational Technology Services at UC Berkeley. This podcast is a recording of Dr. Edmond's presentation at the Hawaii Library Association's annual conference on November 10, 2006.
Keywords: podcasting; sakai; hla06
|Podcast3: Step Aside Satan! - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast is a recording of a sermon shared by Pastor Leo Wideman at First Presbyterian Church in Edmond, Oklahoma on September 17, 2006. The title of Leo's message was "Step Aside Satan!" His text was from the sixteenth chapter of the gospel of Matthew. Leo reminds us all to make sure we are focusing on Christ, and not falling into the trap of the enemy by focusing on ourselves or on the messages the world would have us regard as most important.
Keywords: Jesus; Satan; Peter; faith; Christianity; Christian
|Podcast38: Engaging the Heart and Singing the Song of the Student - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast features several short interviews with participants in today's workshop at ESC10 in Richardson, Texas, that focused on Curriculum and Instruction in the 21st Century. The first, and longer interview, is with Barbara Dorff, a passionate educator who believes our prisons are filled with people with brilliant minds who never had a teacher who sang their song. Barbara talks about the importance of engaging students creatively through the arts and grabbing them by their heart...
Keywords: education; teaching
|Podcast88: Skypecast about When Night Falls - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast is a recording of a skypecast held on October 11, 2006 to discuss the culminating event of the K-12 Online Conference: a 24 hour long skypecast conversation titled, "When Night Falls." In this skypecast, conference conveners and others discuss the goals for the event as well as ideas for helping insure it is beneficial and successful for everyone involved.
Keywords: k12online; k12online06; education; podcasting
|Podcast102: Looking at Dead and Emerging Technologies - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast is a recording of a panel discussion on Dead and Emerging Technologies at the Hawaii Library Association's annual conference on November 10, 2006. Participants in the panel included Aaron Schmidt, Jessamyn West, Wesley Fryer, Victor Edmonds, and Marshall Breeding. The panelists shared some brief ideas about first dead technologies and then emerging ones, and concluded by responding to some questions from the audience...
Keywords: hla06; podcasting; technology; education; library; librarians
|Podcast95: Podcast Chapter Mark Commenting and Helping Teachers Use Web 2.0 - Wesley A. Fryer|
In this podcast field recording from the Beyond4Walls conference in Farmers Branch, Texas today, educational podcasters Anna and Helen discuss the podcast chapter mark commenting tool Innertoob (www.innertoob.com.) With Innertoob, podcast listeners can leave comments related to a specific podcast and create chapter marks to indicate which segment or section of the podcast they want to comment about...
Keywords: podcasting; education
|Podcast52: Stories About Web 2.0 - Wesley A. Fryer|
This presentation was shared as the introduction to my "Welcome to Web 2.0" workshop on Friday, March 24, 2006 in Orlando, Florida at the annual SITE conference. To introduce workshop participants to both the definition and capabilities of web 2.0 or read/write web technologies, I shared several stories about using these tools to communicate and engage in a global conversation with others. The complete, linked workshop curriculum is shared online under a Creative Commons Attribution-Only license...
Keywords: web 2.0; education; read/write web
|Podcast107: Be (Constructively) Digitally Disruptive in 2007 - Wesley A. Fryer|
In this first podcast for 2007, I outline seven different reasons educators should consider being constructively, digitally disruptive in 2007. These include 1) Strong reasons for changing our prevalent educational paradigm, 2) Change requires disruption to the status quo, 3) Digital technologies can provide differentated means to engage each learner in the educational process, 4) Emphasizing collaborative learning and technologies which promote collaboration, 5) Enhanced personal digital compet...
Keywords: education; podcasting; disruptive technology; disruptive technologies
|Podcast124: The Millennials in our Classrooms (David Warlick) - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast is a recording of the keynote address shared by David Warlick at the TEC-SIG luncheon held on February 7, 2007 at the Texas Computer Education Association's annual conference in Austin, Texas. David exhorts educators, parents, and leaders to learn from our children and they way they are natively learning with information as we seek to craft new learning opportunities and new schools to meet the challenges of the flat world in the 21st century.
Keywords: Millennials; education; podcasting; warlick; tcea
|Podcast89: Free Digital Curriculum - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast is a recording of a presentation on sources of FREE DIGITAL CURRICULUM for K-12 educators, shared in Edmond, Oklahoma on September 27, 2006. Some of the free digital curriculum examples I discuss and share include WikiPedia, the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives, Google Earth, Google Earth Hacks, Roy: Tale of a Singing Zebra, Google News, Global Voice Online, and American Memory from the US Library of Congress...
Keywords: curriculum; education; k12; podcasting
|Podcast 118: Web 2.0 Collaborative Research Buckets - del.icio.us and Google Notebook - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast is a recording of a presentation I shared this week about using del.icio.us social bookmarks and Google Notebook for conducting powerful and efficient research on the Internet. By saving websites of interest and creating 21st century research notecards with the web 2.0 social networking tools of del.icio.us and Google Notebook, learners of any age can access their saved work from any computer...
Keywords: Google Notebook; del.icio.us; social bookmarks; education
|Podcast 114: Building a Better Mousetroup: How Technology WILL Improve Achievement - Wesley A. Fryer|
This podcast is a recording of Dr. Monica Beglau's keynote presentation at the K-12 Educators Market Symposium at MacWorld 2007 on January 10, 2007. The title of her presentation was "Building a Better Mousetroup: How Technology WILL Improve Achievement." Dr. Beglau is the director of the eMINTS National Center at the University of Missouri in Columbia. eMINTS professional development programs are designed to inspire educators to use instructional strategies powered by technology, engage student...
Keywords: education; research; student achievement